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Ghost Face Killah - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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433 Ratings
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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 28.62%
Wants: 90
Gots: 60 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made with 6 chiles including Anaheim, Fresno, jalapeño, serrano, habenero, and ghost chile.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-11-2011)
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nrbw23

Ohio

2.38/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A- Pours a clear amber color with just a handful of bubbles for head. Head is gone pretty quick and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Wow quite a bit of peppers jumping out at me. Pretty cool smelling, but not really smelling like a beer either. Different but cool at the same time.

T- Again wow this dude is pretty hot. I'm not really surprised but finding this very odd to drink as a brew. More like drinking a hot sauce than a beer.

M- Medium in body and low carbonation.

O- Pretty cool since it has the ghost chili in it and seeing the guy from Man vs Food almost kill himself eating them. I drink just a bit of this one and my stomach felt it. I'd say this one would be really hard to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 07:44:30 | More by nrbw23
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Brew33

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -26%

01-22-2013 21:14:46 | More by Brew33
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Pours a clear straw gold with a very small white head that quickly goes the a slight collar.

The aroma is a little sweet malt and chili peppers. It's more subdued than expected.

The flavor is a slight touch of sweet malt quickly dominated by chilis with a big burn at the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very low carbonation.

Overall, it's a completely one dimensional beer - it's all about the heat and the chilis. But it's definitely the hottest beer I've had. It's not as bad a ghost pepper sauces I've had though.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 00:38:55 | More by Beaver13
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BMMillsy

Florida

2.15/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours golden with very quickly. Smells like a great hot sauce, but not a beer. Very crisp refreshing brew behind the pepper. Crazy hot pepper here and it is just too much. Good grief. I think it is worth trying as a novelty, but I would be impressed with anyone that could put this whole bottle down themselves. I am curious if this would be a good beer for cooking as a marinade. But as is it just burns.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 18:24:05 | More by BMMillsy
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cracking open the bottle I get strong chilies (just cracking open the cap). It pours an innocent looking light amber, but the head disintegrates quickly. A big whiff of the nose lets you know you're in for trouble...an the taste is instant heartburn. Upfront fresh picked chilies... it's really remarkable how pungent it is. I did not expect this much heat from a beer, maybe I should have chilled it first! The mouthfeel is intensely hot with a subtle smokiness in the aftertaste followed by damage control mouth watering...a small sip is enough.
Totally worth trying if you want to 1) trick a friend 2) poop your pants 3) or pair a beer with indian food...real indian food.
It lived up to the hype about it being the most intense chili beer available, but it's almost completely undrinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 01:59:57 | More by ThePorterSorter
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notchucknorris

California

3.56/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep, murky apple cider color with a fizzy soda-like head that dies quick.

S: A rich, smoky pepper aroma. Chipotle salsa is what came to mind here the most. Definitely doesn't smell like something you want to mess around with.

T: Opens on the mild side- sweet and smooth with mostly honey and grain coming through. Then there's a gradual build of smoky hot fire that kind of just keeps building and building. I've had ghost pepper hot sauce before, and this never comes close to that kind of heat. But as far as beers go, this is by far the hottest I've had. Not a lot of flavor in this beer, but if hot is what you're looking for, pull up a chair.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 01:32:19 | More by notchucknorris
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JayQue

Virginia

2.83/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A gimmick beer. Better than Eds Cave Creek because the beer part is better. Instead of a lame pepper juice taste, this one provides a full-bore hot pepper experience. If you like this sort of thing, the beer is well crafted. For me, this is too much hot pepper, not enough beer.

Pours a hazy apple cider color with a fizzy white head that dies fast with no lacing. Aroma is rich, pungent hot peppers, not much in the way of beer smell.

Taste is a mild ale until the hot pepper kicks in. The effect is not an undrinkable blast but rather a slow destruction of the taste buds. If you are into this sort of thing, you could call this a slow sipper. As someone looking forward to a Father's Day BBQ after drinking this, I was more concerned about tasting my food later on than finishing this beer.

Mouthfeel is a blast of hot peppers on top of a mild ale.

Overall, for me - a drain pour. For someone that likes this sort of thing, it is worthy of finishing. Not a poorly crafted drink, just not something I would want to experience beyond about a 2-3 oz sample.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 21:41:00 | More by JayQue
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -1.3%

06-03-2013 09:36:13 | More by GrindFatherBob
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

01-19-2014 17:51:37 | More by peensteen
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crossovert

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz twist off.

It pours a slightly hazy gold with a fizzy white head that recedes with no lacing.

The smell is nice, I guess quintessential for a CHILE BEER. Nice fresh pepper aromas. Lots of Jalepeno and Anaheim with spicy hints of habrenero. It even has a dried characteristic, not sure how many of the peppers in here were fresh or dried. It doesn't really make you sneeze or anything. Not much hops or malt in the smell.

The flavor is mildly malty but mostly dominated by peppery heat. It isn't mindblowingly hot but pretty blunt, mainly just hot. There is some pepper flavor but it isn't savory nor sweet, just vegetal. I think maybe adding some smoked malts and salt or a good bit of malt it might have more character. But it does highlight the heat aspect.

The mouthfeel is medium carbonated with a spicy aftertaste.

Overall not bad with a great smell but the flavor could be better.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 03:18:34 | More by crossovert
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atone315

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +31.6%

07-23-2012 22:46:49 | More by atone315
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smithj4

New York

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-01-2014 04:27:58 | More by smithj4
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macrosmatic

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours a somewhat hazy yellow color with a bit of carbonation and only a minimal white head.

S: Musty hot peppers, hot sauce. Maybe a little black peppery.

T: Hot pepper sauce...and that's about it.

M: I think this is a fairly light mouthfeel, but I'm in such a hurry to not have this beer linger in my mouth it's difficult to tell. Ditto for any idea of alcohol presence.

O: As positive as I can be...this could be a nice flavor for salsa, or marinade. But there's no way it belongs in a beer. I like spicy food, and would consider using it for my next batch of beer brats. After reading about it, I didn't go into this beer with high expectations, to say the least. And it disappointed. Drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 17:42:43 | More by macrosmatic
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip glass. No head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The smell was of fire roasted chili peppers.
Well, it's a chili beer... so it's HOT through and through. In fact that's the only flavor to come through: the pepper heat.
It has a crisp texture with low carbonation.
It bordered on painful to drink but I could still finish the 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 15:29:20 | More by Fatehunter
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SpdKilz

Illinois

3/5  rDev -1.3%

05-14-2013 14:02:19 | More by SpdKilz
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

11-06-2012 18:28:18 | More by Davepoolesque
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Dicers

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -1.3%

09-29-2013 05:12:59 | More by Dicers
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vonnegut21

New York

3/5  rDev -1.3%

09-13-2013 19:16:08 | More by vonnegut21
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animal69

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

05-15-2013 23:49:24 | More by animal69
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dar482

New York

3/5  rDev -1.3%

02-12-2014 04:53:32 | More by dar482
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bmwats

Louisiana

2.53/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic.

A: Deep golden hue. With a little rising effervescence. No head. (I think... I couldn't really see because my eyes were burning). No lacing.

S: Pickled jalapenos, vinegar, mustard, and couple of days too long in the fridge raw beef.

T: Peppers.... nothing else.

M: Light body with a lingering salty, vinegary, very very hot peppery finish that lingers on the palate and lips.

D: Sip and then pour it out.

I think the following is irrelevant since this is a novelty brew... but then again, that could be said for the whole review.

Atmosphere is okay I guess. Deep golden hue, slight rising effervescence, no head, no lacing. Nose is peppers and vinegar. Flavor.... peppers... hot... very hot... nothing else. Mouth and lips burn after a sip for about an hour after. Overall, this is... a beer I guess.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 22:58:20 | More by bmwats
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

08-29-2013 05:48:46 | More by VeganUndead
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

10-28-2013 11:32:09 | More by fredmugs
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

2.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12pz bottle poured into Gandhi Bot tulip. Thanks Josh (thebigredone) for this unique extra.

A- Pours a slightly hazy translucent golden with about a finger of white head that recedes fairly fast, decent carbonation with nice consistency.

S- Harsh peppers, pepper seeds, Tabasco sauce, grass. Definitely not the most pleasant smelling beer but what do you expect from having so many different peppers in this.

T- Starts off with some light orangey sweetness with a little bit of corn starch and earthy peppers that provide some heat. Finishes with a dry pepper taste bringing out a much more intense heat that lingers for a long time. The pepper heat on the finish basically kills any other flavors there might be. Far from the hottest thing I've tried, but easily the hottest beer I've had.

M- Extremely dry which brings out the pepper heat more, decent carbonation, medium bodied.

O- This is definitely a novelty beer and not exactly a beer that is meant to be "enjoyed", they designed this beers or sole purpose to be as hot as possible. This is one of the beers we did at a big chili beer tasting and it was definitely the hottest one there although others had "ghost" and "scorpion" peppers. This isn't something you want a full glass of, they probably should have bottled it in 4-6oz nip bottles as those would have been more then plenty. An interesting beer to try especially if you are into hot stuff, but not something I'd be itching to try again.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 19:07:16 | More by jaasen64
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +64.5%

11-22-2011 01:56:31 | More by Photekut
Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.